Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems


Maine Aerospace Consulting (MAC) has nearly 25 years of experience modeling an extremely wide range of vehicle systems, ranging from uncontrolled parachutes, to guided parafoils, to spacecraft, a variety of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), reusable launch systems, aircraft and guided projectiles. In addition, MAC has developed models for classic signal processing problems such as a simulation to support the development of algorithms for the deep integration of GPS and LORAN. These algorithms were intended to provide a robust, accurate combined positioning solution exploiting the key virtues of both resources.

Recently MAC has developed a 6-DOF Simulink simulation to model the dynamics associated with a state-of-the-art precision medical device (to be used for virtual reality (VR) based training). The simulation is supporting the design and development of complex sensor fusion algorithms to blend information from multiple inertial measurement units (IMUs) as well as additional observations of system relative motion, provided by an external sensing device.

MAC has extensive expertise in system modeling and simulation including representation of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, environmental disturbances, actuation and control surfaces, and flexible body effects. MAC can develop models for your complex system, for purposes of algorithm design, parameter estimation, Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) design, sensor fusion and general performance assessment and analysis.